Robert Greenblatt, the NBC Entertainment chairman, announced Tuesday on the Television Critics Association's press tour in Beverly Hills about Fallon hosting the awards show. "We've found the best possible host to make the evening really memorable and that's Jimmy Fallon," Greenblatt stated. "I know he will bring his unique energy and wit to the show. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is thrilled and we're thrilled as well that he wanted to do it this year."
President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Lorenzo Soria stated: "Jimmy Fallon is an exceptionally talented and dynamic entertainer and we couldn't be more excited that he'll be hosting the 2017 Golden Globes. His charm, wit and incredible spontaneity will play exceedingly well both to everyone at the show as well as the millions watching at home from around the world."
Choosing Fallon to host the show is a shake-up from the previous hosting choices the Globes has made over the last six years. British comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the ceremony four times including a three year stint from 2010-2012 and then once again in 2016. Gervais' style of politically incorrect humor sometimes landed the wrong way and resulted in critical backlash for specific jokes. From 2013-2015, female duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took over the hosting duties.
I'm so excited to be hosting The Golden Globes in January.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) August 2, 2016
The nominations for the Golden Globes will be announced Monday, December 12 with the winners being voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The Golden Globes are viewed in more than 236 countries worldwide, and are one of the few ceremonies that includes both motion picture and television achievements.
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